Dean, School of Education
Joanna O. Masingila was named Dean of the School of Education in March 2015, having served as interim dean of the school since February 2014. Masingila is a professor of mathematics and mathematics education, and was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in 2003. She has been at Syracuse University since earning her doctorate in mathematics education at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1992.
Prior to her doctoral work, Masingila taught secondary mathematics for six years. Her research interests include teacher development, teacher educator development, mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers, and students’ out-of-school mathematics practice. She is or has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on approximately $5.9 million in grants, including six from the National Science Foundation and two from the United States Agency for International Development.
Masingila has published widely in journals and books, and has developed a number of multimedia case studies examining issues in teaching practice. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, and also spent Fall 2011 on research leave there.